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An Approach to Building Emotional Intelligence in Artifacts
Alexei V. Samsonovich

Last modified: 2012-07-15


A general consensus on representation of emotions and feelings in cognitive architectures is currently missing; yet artificial emotional intelligence is vital for the integration of future robots into the human society. This work introduces one possible approach to representation and processing of emotional mental states and attitudes, that allows for implementation of control of agent behavior by emotions as well as for recognition of emotional motivations in another agent's behavior. One particular advantage of this approach is that it allows for representation and processing of complex/social emotional attitudes, like shame, jealousy, resentment, or humor. The proposed validation of the approach is based on simulation of the emergence of emotional relationships in a small group of agents in a virtual environment.


emotional intelligence; biologically inspired cognitive architectures; social emotions; human-level AI

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